Ajax Cape Town have received a major boost after the Premier Soccer League’s Dispute Resolution Chamber ruled they could field striker Tendai Ndoro despite the club breaking Fifa rules to register him.
Ajax faced being without their new signing for the remainder of the campaign, and also being docked the three points they gained in their 3-1 victory over fellow strugglers Platinum Stars earlier this month, for fielding the Zimbabwe international.
Ajax had been expecting to be sanctioned because they are the third club that Ndoro had played for this season after Orlando Pirates and Saudi Arabian side Al-Faisaly, breaching Fifa rule 5.3 on player registrations that states: “Players may be registered with a maximum of three clubs during one season. During this period, the player is only eligible to play official matches for two clubs.”
But Ajax tweeted on Wednesday that they had been successful in their submissions to the PSL DRC.
“The PSL Dispute Resolution Chamber has ruled in favour of Ajax Cape Town and Tendai Ndoro. The Zimbabwe international has been declared eligible for selection,” Ajax said.
Ndoro, 32, will likely be in the side for Wednesday’s Absa Premiership clash against his old club Pirates at the Cape Town Stadium.